I’ve been watching a few french films of late, and there was one which really caught my attention. Yesterday I watched a film called La Haine, which is about life in the banlieu – basically the French equivalents of housing estates. In came out in the late 90s, several years before there were quite violent riots in France in 2005 – sparked by the accidental deaths of two teenagers whilst being chased by the police.
A few names from the film which stood out for me were:
Cassel (surname of one of the actors)
Hubert – The t is silent when the French say this name, and for me that really makes me reconsider the name.
Magimel (surname of one of the actors)
Other names vaguely related to the film are:
Cécile – Half sister of Vincent Cassel. He played one of the main characters.
Chanteloupe – The majority of the filming took place in an area called Chanteloupe-les-Vignes.
Deva and Léonie – The name of Vincent Cassel’s daughters. He played one of the main characters.
Makome – His death helped inspire the film.
Elsewhere, the frontman for Spandau Ballet, Gary Kemp, recently welcomed his fourth son: Rex Albert. He joins brothers Finlay Munro, Milo Wolf and Kit Frank.
Ooh, congratulations to Gary Kemp and his wife. Really handsome sibset, and Rex Albert is delightful.
I rather like Chanteloupe. It’s definitely got that French je ne sai quoi